Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century :: Harold Koda & Andrew Bolton soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd printing, first published 2006. A catalogue of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 29th – September 6th 2004. Contains: Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Colour frontispiece;
From the cover: During the reigns of Louis XV (1723-74) and Louis XVI (1774-92) fashion and furniture merged ideals of beauty and pleasure through their forms and embellishments. With their fragile surfaces and delicate proportions, tables, chairs, and other pieces of furniture enhanced the elites indulgence in leisurely pursuits, fostering highly complex standards of etiquette and performance. Men and women restated the splendour of the Rococo and Neoclassical interiors of the period in their opulent costumes. For the eighteenth-century libertine and femme du monde, a refined elegance and delicate voluptuousness infused their world with a mood of amorous delight.
Dangerous Liaisons takes its theme from this era, when trifling in love propelled the energies of elite men and women, providing …
Introduction by: Mimi Hellman
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Gold boards with Blind-stamped titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 0 pages. 12″ x 9½”.
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